Monavé: Mineral Makeup for Darker Skin Tones + Giveaway!


So America’s favorite mineral makeup for years has been Bare Escentuals. Leslie Blodgett, creator and CEO of the brand, and her magic minerals have tap, tap, tapped their way into the hearts and faces of many fans–except for many women of color whose skin tones cannot simply be matched under their Tan, Dark, or Deep shades. I know as an NW47, their darkest shade ‘Deep’ may have come close to my skin color, but it was WAY off on undertone (try and wear foundation in the wrong undertone and just wait for the bad pics to come back and haunt you on Facebook). And with that I had completely written off mineral makeup.

Until now!

Mineral Makeup by Monavé is micro-formulated using the highest quality minerals and botanicals sourced the world over. Naturally preserved and completely free of irritants, mineral makeup by Monavé is weightless and incredibly long-wearing. For women of color, Monavé Mineral Cosmetics has a range that suits any complexion. Their staff of makeup artists is dedicated to maintaining a product line that has colors, textures and formulas that address the cosmetic needs of African-American, Latin, Asian, and Middle-Eastern women.

Monavé’s shade selection alone is enough to make a mineral makeup loving woman of color squeal! They have 22 shades that will suite anyone from Nicole Kidman to Salma Hayek to Lakshimi Menon to Alek Wek! My shade is ‘Brenda’ (as I mentioned above, I’m a MAC NW47). Monavé Loose Mineral Foundation is strong enough to even out skin tone and cover blemishes, yet light enough to look like natural, beautiful skin. I am so in love.

But wait—there’s more! Not only do they have a terrific line of loose mineral foundation, they also have skincare, lip gloss and (vegan) lipstick, moisture mousse foundation, cream foundations, liquid matte foundations, eye makeup, brushes that are to die for.

Check this list to see where you can buy Monavé or shop online from their website. If you have trouble deciding what color to get, just get a sample!


This review was written by an expert blogger Danielle Gray from Urban Glamour LLC. Here is the link to her blog: Way to go Danielle!


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